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Viola Davis Says Her Mother Has Not Seen 'The Help'

Viola Davis Says Her Mother Has Not Seen ‘The Help’

by Jorge Rivas on February 16 2012, 10:30AM

“My mother has yet to see the movie… I think it’s just because — I think it’s painful. You have a whole generation of women who don’t want to be reminded of the past,” Davis said.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Whitney Houston 'My Love Is Your Love' Cumbia Style [Audio]

Whitney Houston ‘My Love Is Your Love’ Cumbia Style [Audio]

by Jorge Rivas on February 15 2012, 6:17PM

DJ Jeremy Sole remixes Whitney Houston’s ‘My Love Is Your Love’ with beats that originate from Colombia’s Caribbean coastal regions.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Whitney Houston

Westboro Baptist Church to Protest Whitney Houston's Funeral

Westboro Baptist Church to Protest Whitney Houston’s Funeral

by Jorge Rivas on February 15 2012, 5:36PM

The Topeka, Kansas church is known for protesting funerals of celebrities, soldiers, gays and now Whitney Houston.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Petition Calling on XXL Mag. to Fire Editor Surpasses Signature Goal

Petition Calling on XXL Mag. to Fire Editor Surpasses Signature Goal

by Jorge Rivas on February 15 2012, 5:14PM

Just before 10:00am this morning the petition calling on Harris Publications to fire XXL Magazine editor-in-chief Vanessa Satten reached its goal of getting 1,000 signatures.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Linsanity Hits The White House: 'Obama Marveled at the Deeper Meaning of Lin'

Linsanity Hits The White House: ‘Obama Marveled at the Deeper Meaning of Lin’

by Jorge Rivas on February 15 2012, 3:07PM

Obama is said to be ‘very impressed and fully up to speed.’

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'Red Tails' Isn't Anywhere Near Getting George Lucas His Money Back

‘Red Tails’ Isn’t Anywhere Near Getting George Lucas His Money Back

by Jorge Rivas on February 15 2012, 12:02PM

Although George Lucas’ ‘Red Tails’ had a strong opening weekend, the film has not grossed anywhere near what Lucas spent to get the film to theaters.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

This Valentine's Day, Share Some Love, StoryCorps Style

This Valentine’s Day, Share Some Love, StoryCorps Style

by Julianne Hing on February 14 2012, 6:45PM

Listen to the story, of Wilson finding new love and being able to share his joy with his father, and we dare you not to cry

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'It's Black History Month, Charlie Brown!' with David Alan Grier [Video]

‘It’s Black History Month, Charlie Brown!’ with David Alan Grier [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 14 2012, 5:17PM

Unclear if this is actually a David Alan Grier project (because he couldn’t remember it) but Jimmy Kimmel presented “a clip of a new project [Grier] is working on for Black History Month….

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Viola Davis is Totally Oscar Dress Shopping at Vera Wang Fall 2012 Fashion Show [Photo]

Viola Davis is Totally Oscar Dress Shopping at Vera Wang Fall 2012 Fashion Show [Photo]

by Jorge Rivas on February 14 2012, 2:11PM

Oscar nominee Viola Davis sat next to fashion royalty Andre Leon Talley and Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Anna Wintour, at the Vera Wang Fall 2012 fashion show on Tuesday.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

An All Whitney Houston Valentine's Day Playlist [Audio]

An All Whitney Houston Valentine’s Day Playlist [Audio]

by Jorge Rivas on February 14 2012, 11:09AM

Your Valentine’s day love.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Whitney Houston

Bill O'Reilly on Whitney Houston: Obvious She Destroyed Herself by Taking Drugs and Expired [Video]

Bill O’Reilly on Whitney Houston: Obvious She Destroyed Herself by Taking Drugs and Expired [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 14 2012, 8:19AM

On Monday night O’Reiley told his viewers that Whitney Houston “obviously destroyed herself” and that her death was caused by drug use.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Victor Cruz Dances Salsa at Grammy's -- But It's No Longer a Category [Video]

Victor Cruz Dances Salsa at Grammy’s — But It’s No Longer a Category [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 13 2012, 2:48PM

New York Giants’ Victor Cruz danced his way through the Grammy’s last night. The irony of it all is that Salsa is no longer it’s own category in the Grammy competition.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

P.S. 22's Denise Gets Stars in her Own Target Commercial [Video]

P.S. 22’s Denise Gets Stars in her Own Target Commercial [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 13 2012, 2:22PM

P.S. 22’s Mr. B confirmed Sunday the amazing singer that stars in the Target commercial is his former student Denise.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Apple's iTunes Accused of Raising Price of Whitney Houston Albums by 60% Within Hours of her Death

Apple’s iTunes Accused of Raising Price of Whitney Houston Albums by 60% Within Hours of her Death

by Jorge Rivas on February 13 2012, 1:24PM

Sony Music under fire after cost of greatest hits set on iTunes rises by more than 60% after singer’s death.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, Whitney Houston

Next Stop for 'The Help' Broadway? [Video]

Next Stop for ‘The Help’ Broadway? [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 13 2012, 12:52PM

A parado musical with clips from the ‘The Help.’

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Jeremy Lin Doesn't Need Anyone to 'Teach Him How to Dougie' [Video]

Jeremy Lin Doesn’t Need Anyone to ‘Teach Him How to Dougie’ [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 13 2012, 11:44AM

NBA’s latest star Jeremy Lin doesn’t need anyone to teach him how to dougie.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Chris Brown Fans Tweet 'He Can Beat Me' During Grammys

Chris Brown Fans Tweet ‘He Can Beat Me’ During Grammys

by Jorge Rivas on February 13 2012, 11:28AM

Chris Brown fans say they want to get beat by him on Twitter and show the sad reality of the cycle of violence.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Of Whitney Houston's 6 Grammys, 4 Were Won in Now-Eliminated Categories

Of Whitney Houston’s 6 Grammys, 4 Were Won in Now-Eliminated Categories

by Jorge Rivas on February 13 2012, 10:45AM

On April 6, 2011, the Recording Academy announced its decision to consolidate Grammy Awards categories from 109 to 78, leaving more artists of color competing for fewer Awards.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Whitney Houston's Gift to the World

Whitney Houston’s Gift to the World

by Akiba Solomon on February 13 2012, 10:09AM

When the pop superstar hit the charts, black music was in a precarious place. Ms. Houston showed us how to marry real singing with pop melodies without losing every inch of soul.

Topics: Gender, Arts & Culture, Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston's Twin Legacies: Beauty and Pain

Whitney Houston’s Twin Legacies: Beauty and Pain

by Jamilah King on February 13 2012, 10:00AM

Houston famously told Diane Sawyer that she’s her own biggest devil. The same can probably be said for most of us, which is why we rely on entertainers to sing both our pain and our glory.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Whitney Houston